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Friday, August 29, 2014

OMNICHATTER 8-29-2014

OMNICHATTER. Because September is coming and after September… COMES OCTOBER.

Yes, folks, OCTOBER IS COMING.

Gamingboy Posted: August 29, 2014 at 09:43 AM | 46 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:41 PM (#4781889)
Will we hear those fateful words from Jon Miller?? "It's October baseball in our Nation's Capital."

Let's watch and find out...
   2. Baldrick Posted: August 29, 2014 at 02:50 PM (#4781900)
There's only one October
   3. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 29, 2014 at 03:18 PM (#4781925)
Expect it!
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 29, 2014 at 04:41 PM (#4781983)
There's only one October ... per year.
   5. The District Attorney Posted: August 29, 2014 at 04:44 PM (#4781986)
What bothers me is, winter is coming.
   6. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 29, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4782091)
Chris Davis has a salami, and it is grand. This, after a bases loaded walk forced in a run. 5-0 Orioles.
   7. shoelesjoe Posted: August 29, 2014 at 08:15 PM (#4782093)
What bothers me is, winter is coming.


It's the "All Men must Die" thing that has me in the dumps.
   8. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 29, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4782098)
What bothers me is this Anthony Rizzo injury, which has now kept him out of the lineup for 3+ games.

That, and the fact that I'm stuck on an Amtrak train that's stopped on the track with the lights and air conditioning out. Like our health care system, our rail service is a global disgrace.
   9. Dale Sams Posted: August 29, 2014 at 08:31 PM (#4782106)
What bothers me is, winter is coming.


Maybe. In 7 months.
   10. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 29, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4782117)
Dale: you live down under?
   11. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 29, 2014 at 09:13 PM (#4782123)
The Yankees are winning AGAIN? Ugh.
   12. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 29, 2014 at 09:28 PM (#4782134)
J. Upton shows why Tom Koehler is not an ace. Or sumpin like that. 2-1 Braves.
   13. ((('Spos))) Posted: August 29, 2014 at 09:33 PM (#4782135)
What bothers me is, winter is coming.


Yeah, but it's a four-month lull in the Derek Jeter fellate-a-thon.
   14. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:08 PM (#4782149)
Soler ties it with number 2.
   15. greenback needs muscle Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:23 PM (#4782153)
Hey, you mean Pat Neshek's .150 BABIP, or whatever it is, isn't really sustainable?
   16. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4782155)
JAVY!!!
   17. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4782159)
And Soler does it again...
   18. cardsfanboy Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:39 PM (#4782160)
Neshek had allowed 5 runs all season long(prior to tonight)...allowed 4 against the Cubs in this one game(his 5th run allowed to the cubs this year)
   19. theboyqueen Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:46 PM (#4782162)
Pujols looks so grumpy these days.
   20. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:50 PM (#4782164)
Soler's start, pro-rated over 150 games: 350 hits, 50 doubles, 150 homers, 300 RBI.

He seems to be settling in reasonably well.
   21. There's a bustle in Misirlou's hedgerow Posted: August 29, 2014 at 10:59 PM (#4782168)
Soler's start, pro-rated over 150 games: 350 hits, 50 doubles, 150 homers, 300 RBI.

He seems to be settling in reasonably well.


Alcantara after 3 games: .385/.400/.615

Baez after 3 games: .286/.286/.929

I'm incredibly optimistic about next year, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
   22. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:10 PM (#4782170)
I'm incredibly optimistic about next year, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

You take the enjoyments you can find when prospect hounding is all you've had for the last few years. And when a guy makes you wonder how many other players have had 17 total bases in their first 11 MLB at bats, there's at least some enjoyment to be had there...
   23. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:13 PM (#4782172)
Soler's start, pro-rated over 150 games: 350 hits, 50 doubles, 150 homers, 300 RBI.

He seems to be settling in reasonably well.
Wait until he gets comfortable. 200 homers a year isn't out of the question.
   24. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4782174)
Well watching Felix Hernandez always brings something memorable, I wasn't really expecting it to be four homers in four innings though.
   25. greenback needs muscle Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:21 PM (#4782175)
Seems like I've been hearing about the coming greatness of Cubs prospects forever. These guys look like they have more talent than Felix Pie though.
   26. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4782178)
Ooh, Coco Crisp is hurt. He tried to rob Ianetta of a homer and hit the wall very hard. He actually had the ball in his glove for a moment but it came out. He's walking off under his own power.
   27. Dan Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:38 PM (#4782179)
Damn. Crisp almost just made an awesome catch robbing a homer. Instead it drops out over the wall and he's leaving the game with an injury.
   28. Dan Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:39 PM (#4782180)
Gentry in CF over Fuld?
   29. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4782182)
If he had held that it would have been the catch of the year.

I can't believe the player he has become. A very good player but in such a vastly different fashion from what I thought the Red Sox were getting in 2006.
   30. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: August 29, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4782187)
The Nats are knocking around King Felix. I wonder how long it'll take You Know Who-a-loon to show up.

Meanwhile it's beginning to look like the Orioles are serious, although I hope that Pearce's "abdominal strain" doesn't involve the o-word.
   31. theboyqueen Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:04 AM (#4782189)
The fact that this A's team leads the league in runs has to be one of the biggest flukes of all time.
   32. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:09 AM (#4782193)
Figures the Brewers would get creamed by the Giants after sweeping the Dodgers.
   33. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:16 AM (#4782195)
John Lester just walked in a run with two outs. 3-0 Angels.

Crisp apparently suffered a neck strain. I thought he hurt is wrist or arm, but it was his neck after he came down hard.
   34. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:21 AM (#4782198)
Word has it that King Felix has never allowed 4 HR in a game...until tonight. He's working on extra rest (6 days?) so he might be one of those guys who can't stand the prosperity and gets thrown off his usual rhythm.

I have to say I never in a billion years would've expected this outcome thus far. I thought this was going to be a true pitchers' duel with a very low final score. Zimmermann wasn't particularly sharp until he started working in his slider around the 3rd inning, then the Mariners started having trouble figuring him out.

Now watch the Nats get completely bamboozled tomorrow by the unknown (to me at least) Roenis Elias instead of Iwakuma.
   35. Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:23 AM (#4782199)
This A's team has become depressing to watch. They just can't get anything going offensively unless they're facing the Hosuton bullpen.
   36. Dan Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:30 AM (#4782201)
The A's seem particularly averse to scoring runs when Lester is pitching.
   37. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:31 AM (#4782202)
The A's could sure use a guy like Cespedes
   38. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:31 AM (#4782203)
6 HRs by Nationals tonight, and it's only top of 8th.
   39. Dan Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:33 AM (#4782204)
Weird line for Lester too. I can't imagine too many starters walk in a run as the only walk of the game. Seems like guys normally walk in runs when they are struggling with control and walking several hitters.
   40. Dan Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:34 AM (#4782205)
...and with that home run I'm bailing on the A's-Angels game in favor of Dodgers-Padres.
   41. PreservedFish Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:36 AM (#4782206)
Justin Grimm had 4 K's in one inning. His FIP for the game was -4.87.
   42. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: August 30, 2014 at 12:42 AM (#4782207)
@AndrewFlaxTNB: Bryce Harper just passed Ted Williams for the most HR by a lefty before turning 22. Williams hit 521 career home runs.
   43. Baldrick Posted: August 30, 2014 at 02:44 AM (#4782232)
I've been to two of the past three Giants games. In the first one, Posey went 3-5 and won it with a walk-off homerun. Tonight he was 5-5 through the first six innings and was given a break for the rest of the night.

M-V-P!
   44. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: August 30, 2014 at 03:03 AM (#4782237)
The A's could sure use a guy like Cespedes


Yes, losing their 7th-best hitter is definitely what is crippling their offense.
   45. BDC Posted: August 30, 2014 at 08:56 AM (#4782272)
It was a long stretch on the Hit List without a milestone, but finally Adrian Beltre's two hits last night vaulted him past Richie Ashburn and Manny Ramirez for 86th all-time (2,575). His run batted in nosed him back ahead of Carlos Beltran (they swap places frequently) for 81st on that list, and puts Beltre, with 1,375 RBI, one behind Johnny Bench, who's 80th with 1,376.
   46. TerpNats Posted: August 30, 2014 at 10:34 AM (#4782320)
To #30: I know you weren't referring to me, but the reason no one heard from me last night was because I'm attending Cinecon 50 here in Hollywood -- five days of vintage movies, guests, memorabilia (just bought six vintage '30s fan magazines, all with Carole Lombard material or covers, for $36 -- far less than I'd pay at eBay). And I'm as surprised as anybody over what happened at Safeco, although Jordan Z. enjoys flying under the radar. He's my Game 1 starter should the Nats make the postseason.

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